References: Bibliography and Websites
Alexiades, Miguel. 1996. Selected Guidelines for Ethnobotanical Research: A Field Manual. The New York Botanical Garden Press.
Brill, Steve. 1994. Identifying and Harvesting Edible Plants. Quill William Morrow. New York.
DeBear Paye, Gabriell. 2000. Cultural Uses of Plants. The New York Botanical Garden Press.
Chevalier, Andrew. 1996. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. DK Publishing, Inc. New York.
Evans, Mark. 1996. Natural Healing: Remedies & Therapies. New York, Hermes House.
Foster, Steven and Duke, James A. 1990. Peterson Field Guides, Eastern and Central Medicinal Plants. Houghton Mifflin Company.
Gabriel, Ingrid. 1979. Herb Identifier & Handbook. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. New York.
Horn, Henry. 1993. "Biodiversity in the Backyard". Scientific American, January. 150 -152
Ody, Penelope. 1997. 100 Great Natural Remedies: Using Healing Plants at Home. New York, Barnes & Noble Books.
Ohkawa, Chizuru. 2000. "Development of Teaching Materials for Field Identification of Plants & Analysis of Their Effectiveness in Science Education." The American Biology Teacher:62 (2) 113 - 123.
Oppenheimer, Betty. 1997. Gifts for Herb Lovers: Over 50 projects to make and give. Pownal, Vt.,
Quinn, John. 1994. Wildlife Survivors The Flora and Fauna of Tomorrow. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books
Paye, Gabriell DeBear. 2000. Cultural Uses of Plants. The New York Botanical Garden Press. New York.
Peirce, Andrea. 1999. The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide to Natural Medicines. William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York.
http://www.central.edu/biology/botany/wild/mainpage.html This site is a source of information regarding uses and habits of flowering wild and edible plants found in the Midwest. It has a great list of "dos" while collecting plants.
http://www.backcountryrangers.com. Lists edible Sierra Nevada Plants, describing them in detail. This could be a cross-continental source.
http://plants.usda.gov - The Plant National Database is the US Department of Agriculture's searchable database that includes distribution of plants and their uses.
http://www.metalab.unc.edu/pfaf/D_search.html Site listing various topics including: edible, medicinal, other use of specific plants, common names by
region, native ranges, etc.
http://plants.usda.gov/ Federal and state noxious weed lists, invasive plant lists, introduced plant lists, with links for more information.
http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke- This site lists phytochemical and ethnobotanical databases.
http://www.wegmans.com/kitchen/ingredients/produce/vegetables/index.html- Although this a grocery chain, this site it neat. Under
the vegetable's name, country of origin, preparation, selection, storage, uses and availability as well as nutritional information is given . Clicking on the produce icon will elicit the same information for
fruit, nuts and berries.
http://www.kippewa-gardens.com/cgi-bin/Gatherer.pl-This is called Plant Use Multiple Database Search Engine. It is free and focuses on historical and
contemporary uses of plants, listing research and data sources. You can locate specific plants by in plant's name.
http://www.library.unic.edu/vetdocs/toxic.htm - University of Illinois,focuses on plants toxic to animals. There are some great pictures. Tips on searching data bases are also available through this site at http://www.library.uiuc/bix/searchtips
http://www.sonic.net/~melissk/plants.html-A person named Melissa Kaplan has this site. It is kind of neat in that one can investigate edible and harmful
plants. Also, other links are provided.
http://www.virtualgarden.com/encyclopedia-This is the Time/Life virtual encyclopedia. Some nice graphics
http://info.er.usgs.gov/research/gis/title.html - site for Geographic Information system
http://www.enature.com/guides/select_group.asp - Online nature guides. The community board link provides teacher information, such as beginning classroom species lists, etc.
http://www.umd.umich.edu/cgi-bin/herbThis site from the Univ. of Michigan describes Native American uses of the plants on our list. Mostly medicinal.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/edu/activities/time/plant_press.htmdescription of how to build a plant press, Additional resources
http://www.mnh.si.edu/botany/siteindex.htm The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution's Botany page. It has
links to tons of other wonderful sites.
http://www.botany.org/bsa/www-bot.html This is a huge listing of Botany WWW sites. It has categories such as Major Botany Links and
Resources on the www. Kid's Educational Sites, Image Sites, Other Related Societies, Gardening Sites, How to Find Universities, People and Discussion Groups on the Web, Electronic Journals and Newsletters and many
http://conbio.rice.edu/vl/ This site is listed as the World-Wide Web Virtual Library on Ecology and Biodiversity - Again this is an awesome site of links to other botanical, biodiversity and ecological sites. This is a portion of the Center for Conservation Biology Network and the site is managed out of Rice University. This site is interesting because it also have links to legislative materials and individual state issues on these subjects.
http://www.peak.org/~mageet/tkm/ecolenv.htm This is the Need to Know Library - Ecology and Environment Page. It lists itself as "WWW
Resources Related to the Science of Ecology and the State of the Environment". It is another amazing site with links to a huge number of resources! Some of the headings of interest are "Botany
and Systematics", Alphabetical Listing of Botanical Sites, Conservation Biology. This site also lists things like Natural Resource Agencies (another excellent resource) and Natural Areas, Parks, and
Reserves from all over the world!
www.eNature.com - – A thumbnail sketch of all types of wildflowers, weeds and other plants is available at this site.
www.botanical.com - Self-described as a modern herbal, this site discusses the history, the botany, and the current medicinal and cultural uses of all types of plants.
www.geocities.com - Another site with lots of medicinal and cultural uses of plants.
www.central.edu/biology/botany/wild/mainpage.html - This site is designed to provide information about edible wild plants in the Midwest.
www.wellesley.edu/Activities/homepage.html - A good site with a nice set of guides of many of the more common weeds and wildflowers.
www.plants.usda.gov - This site has everything you could possibly want to know – and more – about plants. Includes growth requirements and range maps, among many other things.
mdchoice.com/pt/index.asp – A good site where professional information on herbs is available.
www.eco-usa.net - A very good site with all kinds of plant information, not to mention a variety of ecological info and environmental issues.
www.cyberg8t.com/alistar/Plantain.htm - common plantain pic
www.biosurvey.ou.edu/okwild/whtclover.html - white clover pic
asuwlink.uwv.edu/~caps/mullein/mullein.htm – common mullein pic.
lter.kbs.msu.edu/Biodiversity/Plants/HYPPE.html – St. Johnswort pic.
www.planet-pets.com/flwreche.htm - purple coneflower pic.
www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/forages/publications/legumes/red_clover.htm - red clover pic.
www.biosurvey.ou.edu.okwild/comilk.html - common milkweed pic.
www.birdfarm.org/new_botany/dandelion.html - common dandelion pic.
www.wellesley.edu/Activities/homepage/web/Species/pchicory.html - chicory pic.
sac.uky.edu/~mthom0/queenann.htm – queen anne’s lace pic.
www.bbgardens.org - garden pic.